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August 12, 2011
Zone Scholarship Deadlines
Derby Finals – Live Coverage
NEW – Legacy Award
Hunterdon Cup Winner
USEF Prix des States
Derby VIP Tables
Last Call – WCHR Applications
EAP Host Facility Applications
Last Call – Derby Applications
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet  Outreach Calendar  ShopUSHJA
    2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals – Presented by Dietrich Equine Insurance

College Scholarship Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Make sure that your scholarship applications have been postmarked by the deadline dates

  • August 15th - Zone 5
  • August 15th- Zone 2, Zone 6, & Zone 7
  • August 22nd- Zone 3

EAP and TCP Scholarship Deadlines

  • Zone 5- August 15th
  • Zone 10- August 22nd

For more information contact Christina Murphy at 859.225.6714

Derby Finals – LIVE COVERAGE

The 2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals (Presented by Dietrich Equine Insurance) are set to get underway at 8 am Friday, August 19th with the Qualifying Round. Opening Ceremonies for the final two rounds begin at 6:25 pm Saturday, August 20th. Please come and join us! If you aren’t able to attend in person the 2011 Derby Finals will be streamed live online by the USEF Network. Online coverage will be located at starting Saturday, August 20th at 6:25 pm Eastern. Highlights from the Qualifying Round will be available the evening of Friday, August 19th.

Click Here for more Hunter Derby Finals information.

USHJA Announces The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award

The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award was established by the USHJA Owners Task Force in 2011 to acknowledge a past or current owner who has been, or is, a true “patron” of the hunter/jumper industry. This award honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to the hunter/jumper sport through continued dedication and support.

Mrs. Randolph was honored as the recipient of the Jimmy Williams Lifetime Achievement award in 1995 and was also inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. Mrs. A. C. Randolph’s legacy as a knowledgeable, involved, honest and caring owner is memorialized through the naming of this award in her honor and these attributes are the standard for each future recipient of the Owners Legacy Award.

Nominations are accepted from any member of the USHJA. Please send completed nomination form to Kelley Mallery at USHJA no later than October 7, 2011. The Owners Task Force will review and discuss the nominees and vote by secret ballot to determine the award winner. The award will be presented during the Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner at the USHJA Annual Meeting in December.

Click Here for more information about this award. Click Here for the Nomination Form.

For more information contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

Sarah Milliren Wins 2011 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup

In her first USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup appearance, 16 year-old Sarah Milliren of Sapulpa, OK bested 51 of the nation’s top junior equitation riders to claim the victory. Her first reaction, “I was surprised!”

Now in its 6th year, the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup is a unique equitation event that encompasses both the meticulousness of equitation and the handy skills of the hunters. Held at the East Coast Junior Hunter Finals, the event is open to active USHJA junior members who have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic during the qualifying period. The competition consists of three rounds over fences; the Hunter phase, the Handy ride, and the Work Off round in which returning riders change horses and repeat all or part of previous courses. Designer Jerry Dougherty of Bokeelia, FL had the task of creating distinctive 3’6” layouts which tested the competitor’s horsemanship skills. By the end of the second round Judges Russell Frey and Hap Hansen had chosen six riders for the Work Off round; Sarah Milliren, Samantha Schaefer, Lillie Keenan, Victoria Colvin, Meg O’Mara, and Allison Toffolon.

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NAJYRC Show Jumping Awards Katherine Dinan & Samantha Schaefer with Gold

The 2011 USHJA North American Junior & Young Rider Show Jumping Championships as part of the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Riders Championships presented by Gotham North held its closing ceremony after a week of fierce competition among elite athletes from across the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Friday spotlighted the team competition and it was USHJA Zone 4 dominating both the Junior and Young Rider sections. Under the guidance of Chef Kim Land the Junior team of Frances Land (GA), Hayley Barnhill (FL), Hasbrouck Donovan (FL), Elizabeth Patz (FL), and Michael Hughes (FL) swept the Gold Medal position with a mere 4 fault total. The Silver medal was awarded to the Zone 2 team lead by Chef Ralph Cristo with Callie Smith (NJ), Gabrielle Bausano (NY), Charlotte Jacobs (NY), and Maria Van Buskirk (NJ) finishing with a total of 16 faults. A combined team of Zone 1 and 6 coached by Molly Flaherty and Karen Cudmore captured the Bronze medal position- the team consisted of Sydney Shulman (CT), Brooke Cudmore (NE), Dana Scott (CT ), and Avery Waite (CT).

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Application Deadline – 2011 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships (Prix des States)

Save $5 by completing your application online. Click on "USEF LOGIN" at the top right hand side of the USEF home page at On-line application deadline is August 31st. Or complete an application by regular mail/fax/hand delivered by downloading a PDF of the application. Applications must be postmarked, hand-delivered, or faxed on or prior to August 24th. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA will host the annual USEF National Junior Jumper Championships, which will be held October 13-15. Additional information regarding the 2011 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships can be found on the USEF website or by contacting Jennifer Haydon or Chris Murphy.

Derby Finals VIP Hospitality Tables

VIP Tables are available ringside for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. Reservations can be made by contacting Kiki Umla at 904.607.5541.

Click Here for the VIP Information and Reservation Form.

LAST CALL – WCHR Member Event Applications

Applications to host a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Member Event in 2012 are currently being accepted. All “AA” and “A” Competitions are eligible to apply. Completed applications must be received in the USHJA office or postmarked on or before 5 PM Monday, August 15, 2011. WCHR Applications available on the WCHR Managers Page.

Click Here for a listing of upcoming competitions.

EAP Host Facility Applications Currently Being Accepted

Applications for facilities interested in hosting a Level One Emerging Athletes Training Session in 2012 are currently being accepted. The Host Facility does not have to be a show facility to be considered. Private farms, boarding facilities, universities, prep schools, etc. may apply as long as the facility can meet USHJA/EAP requirements. Applications must be received in the USHJA office or postmarked no later than September 1, 2011.

Click Here for EAP Applications

LAST CALL – 2012-13 Derby Applications

Applications to host a USHJA International Hunter Derby in the 2012-13 Qualifying Season (competitions starting June 2, 2012-June 1, 2013) are currently being accepted. Applications must be in the USHJA office by 5 pm Eastern time August 15, 2011 to be considered. Derby classes may be offered at AA competitions or competitions with special competition status. Applications will be reviewed by the High Performance Hunter Committee August 21st.

Click Here for 2012-2013 Hunter Derby Host Packet.

2011 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

The USHJA is now offering standard Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics) as well as Trainer's Symposiums. Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.

September 3-4 Linda Allen
Geoff Teall
Reno, NV Julie Winkel
September 20-22 George Morris Westminster, MD Carolyn Krome
September 24-25 Melanie Smith Taylor Barrington, IL Gail Baldwin
September 30 - October 2 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
November 18-20* Peter Wylde
Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Mundelein, IL Kimber DiTallo

* This TCP Clinic is being held in conjunction with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program.

USHJA 2011 Clinics Calendar

The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list of USHJA clinics visit the Clinics Calendar. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

August 30 - September 1 Greg Best Carbondale, CO Bridget Strang
September 2-4 George Morris Parker, TX Britt McCormick
September 3-5 Nick Karazissis Mill Valley, CA Linda Rubio
September 16 Ken Krome
Susan Ashe
Monroe, WA Dianne Johnson
September 25 William Moroney Boonsboro, MD Lori Bellerive
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
October 1-2 Michael Page Petaluma, CA Hope Glynn
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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